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August 30, 2009

Thin-lipped, milquestoast, cream-in-the-coffee cadaver called out

h/t Doug Ross. As the faces of the Democratic Congress Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid represent everything I find most reprehensible about the political class. First politicians have no class and second there should be no political class. I find it fundamentally offensive that there is an entire group of people who spend their lives confiscating the wealth created by others and giving to their allies. Pelosi, Reid, Murtha Kennedy and yes Obama have never spent a single day of their lives being productive. They have looted the productive efforts of better people than themselves and decided they knew better what to do with them.

It's hard to pick among them for the biggest villain, and at least Kennedy had the common decency to die and deny them that 60th vote, but Reid has always made me ill. He is not bright, weak and arrogantly drunk with unearned power. He is petty, venal and pretty much any other invective you wish to employ. But in a ray of light shining on his fetid, animated corpse he is actually in trouble for re-election. Thankfully so are many other members of the Socialist Democratic Party. There are many reasons for him to get on with his long-deserved dirt nap, but this has to rank pretty high up there. Sherman Frederick of the Las Vegas Review-Journal writes.

On Wednesday, before he addressed a Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Reid joined the chamber's board members for a meet-'n'-greet and a photo. One of the last in line was the Review-Journal's director of advertising, Bob Brown, a hard-working Nevadan who toils every day on behalf of advertisers. He has nothing to do with news coverage or the opinion pages of the Review-Journal.

Yet, as Bob shook hands with our senior U.S. senator in what should have been nothing but a gracious business setting, Reid said: "I hope you go out of business."

Later, in his public speech, Reid said he wanted to let everyone know that he wants the Review-Journal to continue selling advertising because the Las Vegas Sun is delivered inside the Review-Journal.

Such behavior cannot go unchallenged.

You could call Reid's remark ugly and be right. It certainly was boorish. Asinine? That goes without saying.

But to fully capture the magnitude of Reid's remark (and to stop him from doing the same thing to others) it must be called what it was -- a full-on threat perpetrated by a bully who has forgotten that he was elected to office to protect Nevadans, not sound like he's shaking them down.

Wow, how nakedly revealing of what a horrible person, and even worse Senator, Reid is. He believes he is above reproach and that the "free" press is only free to cheerlead as our country is remade as a progressive paradise. Mr. Frederick continues with what should become a rallying cry for all Nevadans who believe in representative government controlled by the people.

For the sake of all who live and work in Nevada, we can't let this bully behavior pass without calling out Sen. Reid. If he'll try it with the Review-Journal, you can bet that he's tried it with others. So today, we serve notice on Sen. Reid that this creepy tactic will not be tolerated.

We won't allow you to bully us. And if you try it with anyone else, count on going through us first.

That's a promise, not a threat.

And it's a promise to our readers, not to you, Sen. Reid.


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